Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA)
New Jersey Chapter and
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
Along With the Corporate Sponsorship Of:
Johnson & Johnson
Our 9th Annual Families in Technology Day
TECHNOLOGY AWARENESS = COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT
"Special Guest Speakers”
Saturday, May 5th 2012
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
New Jersey Institute of Technology, Kupfrian Hall
Newark, NJ 07102
FREE PARKING AVAILABLE (154 Summit Street, NJIT Parking Deck)
Technology Workshops for All Ages
Informative Lectures & Cultural Entertainment & Other Giveaways
…and Continental Breakfast & Lunch
** Cost: $5.00 General Admission (per person excluding students participating in the
laptop raffle) **
Students must be a member of the chapter in order to participate
in the laptop raffle.
Membership Fee is $15.00 for all students in Grades 4-12
See FAQ document attached to this flyer for additional information~
For Students (Grades 4-12) Accompanied By Their Parents/Guardians
REFURBURISHED LAPTOPS will be raffled to students who are members of BDPA
New Jersey chapter. You MUST be present to win.
For Registration rules and to submit paragraphs to be entered into the raffle, please visit
the registration site on Eventbrite using the following URL:
FAMILIES IN TECHNOLOGY DAY
Q: Are all students eligible to enter the raffle?
A: No. The raffle is only open to those students in grades 4-12 who have paid a membership fee and are members of BDPA New Jersey Chapter (Membership Fee is $15 for all students in Grades 4-12.
STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN THE RAFFLE WILL BE ASKED TO COMPLETE A
MEMBERSHIP FORM UPON REGISTRATION CHECK-IN AT THE EVENT.
Q: How can I get my student registered?
A: All registrations for the FIT event should be done through Eventbrite following the link
above at the bottom of the event flyer. Your registration should include the parent/guardian and
student registering for the raffle, and any other additional attendees you are bringing to the event. If more than one student registering for the raffle each additional student must complete a separate registration.
Q: If I have more than one student, can they both register for the raffle?
A: Yes. More than one student per household can register however each of them must be members of BDPA New Jersey chapter to be entered into the laptop raffle.
Q: If my student won last year, are they eligible to register and win at this year’s event?
A: No. Any students that have won in the past 2 years are not eligible to participate in the raffle. They can still participate and attend the event by paying the general admission fee of $5.
Q: As a parent/guardian, do I still need to register even though I’m not eligible for the raffle?
A: Yes. All parents/guardians need to register for the total number of tickets needed for
all those attending. Each registration should include at least one parent/guardian, any student(s)
participating in the raffle, and also any children not participating in the raffle that will be attending.
Q: Is there a cost to attending this event? Is it refundable?
A: Yes. The costs to attend are as follows: General Admission ($5, which excludes students participating in the raffle), Students participating in the raffle in Grades 4-12 ($15). All fees MUST
be paid during registration online via the Eventbrite site and are non-refundable.
Q: We have attended in the past and it was free. Why is there now a fee to attend, especially for students who want to participate in the raffle?
A: We added fees to the event registration to control attendance of those who register and to
ensure that those who register show up and attend the event. It is unfair for someone to take a spot from someone else who could’ve registered, attended, and participated in the event.
Q: Are the workshops open only to the students and is workshop attendance required?
A: No. Our workshops are designed for both students and parents on a wide range of
topics. There will be a complete listing of all workshops in the program you receive
when checking in the day of the event. Students MUST attend 2 workshops (1 in the
morning, 1 in the afternoon) in order to remain eligible for the raffle drawing.
Q: If I register for the raffle but cannot attend, can I still win and be awarded a laptop?
A: No. All winners MUST be present the day of the event to receive the laptop.
Q: What time do I need to check-in the day of the event and do I need to bring anything?
A: Event check-in will start at 8:00AM on May 5th. You will need to bring the
email confirmation you received during your registration on the Eventbrite site as well as a valid ID.
Q: I’ve never heard of BDPA, how do I find out more information?
A: You can visit our website at www.bdpanewjersey.org to find information about
New Jersey chapter, learn about our programs, and/or make a generous donation. You can also
visit www.bdpa.org to find out more about the National BDPA organization.
Q: What information needs to be completed during registration on Eventbrite?
A: Students need to fill out the following: First name, last name, home phone #, email and
home addresses, gender, age, current grade level, and submit paragraph for raffle. Parent/Guardians need to include their name as well. THE DEADLINE FOR EVENT REGISTRATION AND THE SUBMISSION OF PARAGRAPHS IS MAY 2ND OR UNTIL THE TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.
Q: Who can I contact if I have general questions regarding the event?
A: You can send an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 973 678-1844.